With billions of nerve cells present throughout our body, people can sometimes experience crossed wires and or unexpected misfires along the way. This pillar is about nerve cells, or “neurons”, and a discussion of the body’s master command center that supports communication between our different systems. Understand how your nervous system stays hard at work throughout the day, and what can create a disturbance.
Nerve Health will include the following topics:
- Exercises That Help
- Nutrients For Optimal Function
- Dependencies and Disturbances
- How Your Nervous System Functions
An Introduction to Nerve Health
This pillar will look at nerve health and how regular exercise combined with a healthy, balanced diet can help to promote optimal nervous system function.
Scientists have established a link between nerve function problems and certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. While this relationship is critical to bone health, it is also plays an important role in terms of nervous system function.
The human body comprises billions of nerve cells. Nerve cells, or ‘neurons’, play a vital role in the body’s master command center, supporting communication between different systems and staying hard at work all day long. The embedded PDF explores 20th century breakthroughs by researchers exploring the issue of neurogenesis.
From time to time, neurons can ‘misfire’, resulting in a disturbance. When nerves do not function properly, this can result in nerve pain. This can arise for a variety of different reasons, including poor nutrition.
Certain vitamins and minerals are positively charged. When they contact negatively charged particles, such as the fatty acids contained in nerve tissue, they create a negative current. Certain levels must be constantly replenished in order to retain proper nerve current. You can learn more about the role of this in the human body (using magnesium as an example) by viewing the embedded infographic.
Chronic nerve pain may manifest itself as stabling, numbing, or tingling sensations. It is caused by a lack of blood flowing to the heart, culminating in pain or discomfort throughout the body. The good news is that people who experience chronic nerve pain can alleviate the condition through self-care, with regular exercise a particularly effective remedy for the condition.
Stretching for 20 minutes a day then walking for half an hour, five days a week, can help to alleviate nerve pain. For those who find walking difficult, they can start off walking around the house or just taking a short walk down the road, gradually increasing duration.
Low-impact aerobic exercises, such as cycling or swimming, have also been shown to have a positive impact. Both forms of exercise are low impact in terms of muscles, joints, and bones, while simultaneously boosting blood circulation.
Stretching exercises and resistance training have also been shown to help alleviate chronic nerve pain. You can learn more about how exercise helps to improve both physical and mental health and wellbeing by viewing the embedded video.
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